minicase4 - 1 Describe the stakeholders involved in this ethical dilemma What stake do they have in the situation Ahmed and Bill are basically

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1. Describe the stakeholders involved in this ethical dilemma. What stake do they have in the situation? Ahmed and Bill are basically colleagues (or we can consider them to be as) who workat the library. Ahmed has the knowledge to access material related to every class on campus. But he has kept that information to himself and doesn’t have any intention to shareit since he knows his actions would cost him to be expelled. Bill, on the other hand, wants totake an advantage of the privileges and mint money by letting people burn information on disks. He also tends to give the share of the money to Ahmed as well, though he isn’t involved. Misusing company’s resources for personal benefits would get them expelled and this is understood by both the employees. Ahmed might probably get into a little trouble since he’s not directly related to the problem but does possess knowledge about it, but Bill would definitely get expelled from the university since he’s committing a fraud and has a whole plan worked out for him. Of course, Ahmed has a fear of losing his job and probably being expelled but he not reporting would put other stakeholders in jeopardy! I personally think there is no perfect way to deal with ethical dilemmas; one must face and accept the consequences of their actions. He should make a decision that would harm him less and would benefit him the most.(Comment:This case has two primary purposes. First, it is an exercise in stakeholder identification. Second, it is, or at least could be, a whistle–blowing case.Question 1—It helps if you think of the graphic presented in Fig. 2-2 on p. 35. With it in mind,who are the primary and secondary stakeholders? There are at least four primary stakeholders (possibly more) with stakes in this issue. They are, the government Regulatory Agencies who enforce U.S. Copyright law, the University as an institution, the students attending the university, and the individual faculty and administrators of the university. All ofthese people/institutions are primary stakeholders who have a stake in this issue.

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